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The Michigan Daily
Wednesday, November 2, 1988
BY JEFF SHERAN
It is rare that a Michigan team is blessed with
the best player in the nation. Thanks to last
week's events, the men's tennis team now
* possesses such a rarity.
Sophomore Malivai Washington led the
Wolverines in a stellar display of tennis at the
Volvo Championships in Athens, Georgia. He
defeated Arkansas' Mike Brown, 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-
4), in the tournament finals to capture the title.
Washington won all five of his matches in
straight sets en route to his win, five of the ten
sets ending in a tiebreaker. Employing what
Coach Brian Eisner referred to as "tremendous
concentration and focus," the sophomore star
ascended to the championship from an unseeded
position in the tournament.
Previously ranked 29th in the nation,
Washington will move up to the number one
spot, in view of last week, and his performance
in the Longhorn Invitational, which each year
serves as a warmup for the Volvo
Championships. He reached the finals of the
Longhorn tournament in Austin, Texas.
Eisner had only praise for Washington's
performance, saying that his "mental toughness
made the difference in this tournament." He
battled his good friend, Brown for each crucial
point, maintaining an immense desire throughout
"I concentrated well at the time," Washington
said. "It was my tournament. This is one of my
biggest accomplishments. It's a nice feeling to be
(ranked) number one, but you can't relax -
everyone is vying for position in the top 10,
shooting for that top spot."
Washington's performance in his first national
tournament has earned him an automatic
invitation to the next leg of collegiate tennis'
Grand Slam, the National Clay Court
See TENNIS, Page 12
top NL rookie.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former
Michigan player, Chris Sabo,
who hit .271, with 11 homers and
44 runs batted in for the
Cincinnati Reds, was named the
Jackie Robinson National League
Rookie of the Year yesterday.
Sabo received 79 points and 11
first-place votes from a panel of
24 sports writers. First baseman
Mark Grace of the Chicago Cubs
was second with 61 points and
Dodger pitcher Tim Belcher of the
was third with 35.
"I'd rather play for wins than
personal awards and all that stuff,"
Sabo said during the season. The
Reds finished second in the NL
West for the fourth straight year.
BY JODI LEICHTMAN
The sixth annual Michigan
Baseball Fall Series earned the Gray
team three wins to the Blue's one
this weekend at Fisher Stadium.
The scrimmage marked the end of
fall training for the baseball team and
the beginning of winter weight
conditioning to prepare for the spring
Saturday's games displayed the
team's strong pitching and fielding
abilities. In the opener of the four-
game scrimmage, pitcher Mike
Grimes hurled a 3-0 shutout for the
Gray. Pitcher Tim Lata and the Blue
team evened up the match with a 3-0
shutout in the second game of the
SUNDAY'S games saw hitters
take their turn in the spotlight. The
'M' hit diamond
Gray team prevailed in both
games,10-4 and 9-7.
"The momentum was swinging
back and forth. It just overpowered
us at the end of each game," said
first-year student Tim Flannely who
played third base for the Blue.
While assistant coaches Ted
Mahan and John Young coached the
Blue team, and Dick Grapenthin and
Chuck Froning coached the Gray,
Middaugh watched the game from the
stands to achieve a general idea of
where the team is at at this point.
"I really don't pay that much
attention to the scores," head coach
Bud Middaugh said. "Sometimes the
players show something in the game
that's not seen in practice."
"IT'S A NICE closing for the
fall," Flannely said. "It's a way to
compare who's playing well and who
needs a little more work - a tool to
judge how people respond."
"I thought that as a team we
made some key errors at key times."
said sophomore David Everly. "At
times, both teams lost their level of
concentration, and that led to big
innings for both teams but (on a
positive note) we executed the hit and
run pretty well."
Michigan lost some key players
following last season.
"Whenever you lose people like
that you're gonna hurt," said pitcher
Jeff Tanderys who was on the
disabled list for the series.
But the team is maintaining a
very positive outlook for the 1989
season. "This year's team is a lot
closer," Tanderys added.
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